DELUDE

By

Jacob Chance

Release Date: March 2nd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

She wasn’t part of my original plan for revenge, but one glance at her and I was entranced. I followed her for weeks, observing her habits. I’ve been in her apartment numerous times, learning anything and everything I can about her. She’s become an obsession and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.

It’s only a matter of time before I have her where I want her…

on her knees and at my mercy.

Soon, there will be no secrets between us.

 

 

Excerpt:

Sobs fill the silence of the room. “Dad, leave mom alone,” I shout, pushing on his chest and shoving him back a couple of feet. Like a tenacious pit bull after a chew toy – this fucker just keeps coming.

Each time he comes back harder, finally snaking by me. Gripping her upper arm in his meaty fist, he digs his fingers deep into her skin, and uses his other arm to block me.

Cries from the pain and the fear he instills mix with the stench of alcohol emanating from his body. His other hand goes to her neck, gripping under her chin. The shriek piercing my ears is cut off when he squeezes.

Her face changes color.

Red. Then purple. Finally, heading into the blue family. Blue’s always been my favorite color, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen this exact shade before. It’s the color of sadness and the ocean of tears my mom has cried over this asshole.

Everything happens fast. Her eyes open wide and bulge as the pressure of his fingers increases.

She can’t breathe and I’m paralyzed standing behind him, watching it happen.

Transfixed with fascination, I stare. Her eyes lock on me, her love shining through the agony she’s experiencing. The terror and pleading in her eyes fades to acceptance.

She knows this time she’s going to die.

Tears flow uncontrolled down her cheeks and a sense of relief washes over me.

     This is the last time he’ll ever make her cry.

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About the Author:

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, DELUDE is his latest release.

Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

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I’m not quite sure how to do this review without spoilers. If you read the previous books in this series, Quake, Quiver, and Delve, then you met Zack. Zack left me feeling a little confused in those books, because, well, he was slightly…SECRET COMING UP…

DERANGED. Yes, he was deranged, but for some reason, he stole the show for me. I love a good deranged character. He kept saying “Soon there will be no secrets” and I was like JUST TELL ME! I’VE BEEN WAITING THREE BOOKS! I don’t handle this kind of stuff well. It makes me anxious.

So, Zack got his own book with DELUDE, and I couldn’t wait to find out what his secrets were. How would he be redeemed? And could he be? Or would he be? Personally, I was leaning towards own your creepy and make no apologies. For the record, I would be totally fine either way, because Zack is not your typical hero. He is a first rate… SECRET COMING UP…

STALKER. He doesn’t meet people the conventional way, and one look at Lana and all of Zack’s plans are turned upside down. Revenge is sweet til a cute, nerdy girl offers you cupcakes. Zack is creeper crushing, and Lana has no idea he’s been in her house, eating her food! She has her own secrets she’s keeping.

To say Zack has a lot of things to answer for in DELUDE is an understatement, and when his secrets finally started being revealed, right away … SECRET COMING UP…

I felt sympathy for him! Ugh. He had a heart. It opened up a lot of questions: Is someone inherently bad, or do circumstances shape what you become? Can love change a person? How would Lana reconcile his actions against her friends? Is Kyle going to kick his ass into next week if he finds out? And the big question was, would Lana forgive him if she found out? I’ll keep it a secret whether I would have.

Zack and Lana steamed up the pages (and the hot chocolate) in between all the secrets being exposed. I’m quite proud of myself that I didn’t flip to the end to see how this would all wrap up. Another SECRET COMING UP…

Cause sometimes I do. *gasp*

Delude lived up to its definition: impose a misleading belief upon (someone); deceive; fool. I won’t reveal anything else, because Zack’s secrets, and whether he found redemption, should be revealed by him in Delude. They’ve been a long time coming. I’m still deciding how I feel about how things played out in the end, but that’s what a polarizing character should do to you. Well played. And here’s one last secret…

I like thinking about these kinds of things.

And now there are no more secrets. Well, except the one about whether I would’ve forgiven him. 😉